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DF pre Newport County AFC

9 February 2017

Manager Darren Ferguson knows his side are in for a difficult challenge over the next three games.

Rovers travel to Newport County AFC  on Friday night, before heading to Cumbria  to face Carlisle United on Valentine’s Day.

Ferguson’s side round off the week with a home game against fourth- placed Luton Town at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“It is a big week for us, if we were to get through this run of fixtures, with the right results and then all of a sudden you have 14 games left with 71 points on the board,” he said.

“It’s about getting the players in the right frame of mind, so they understand that when the ball is in certain areas we have to do things that we might not do on a regular basis.

“It’s just common sense really, but when we are attacking we want to play our normal game going forward.”

Ferguson also confirmed that Liam Mandeville will not be available for selection for the next two-to-three weeks after sustaining an ankle injury against Morecambe.

“It is a pity because he can give us a different option,” said Ferguson

“It’s a real shame for the boy, because it can show how easily you can be on a high and how quickly it can change.

“He was very good while he was in that form, so to miss a large chunk of the run-in is disappointing for him and us.”

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